KeePassX – free password manager for Linux

KeePassX is a free cross-platform password manager utility that can store user names, passwords, website URLs, attachments and comments in one single database. KeePassX is a ported utility from the popular Keepass Password Safe application for Windows and Android phones.

256-Bit Encryption

It is extremely light weight and the complete database is always encrypted either with AES (alias Rijndael) or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256 bit key which is similar to what most Internet banking sites use. Therefore, the application is very safe for use.

Customization

KeePassX lets you give user-defined titles and also allows you to set icons for each entry. The search function comes in handy to quickly search for an entry.

KeePassX password manager
KeePassX password manager

Password Generation

Apart from these features, the utility can used for secure password generation. The password generator is customizable and easy to use. Now-a-days we have too many logins to remember and until a day arrives where every device will scan your eye retina to authenticate login, you will need a Password Manager. KeePassX is certainly a must try for every Linux user.

Install KeePassX on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and elementary OS

KeePass X is readily available in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and elementary Application center for easy installation. You can go to software or the App center and look for KeePassX to install it. Alternatively, you can use apt-get command-line.

Launch Terminal and enter the following command:

sudo apt-get install keepassx

That’s it!

Install KeePassX on Fedora

For Fedora Workstation, you will have to first enable RPM Fusion repository and then use dnf command to install KeePassX.

Step 1: Launch ‘Terminal’.

Step 2: Copy and paste the following command to add Free and Non-Free RPM repository to Fedora.

su -c 'dnf install https://download0.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download0.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Step 3: Run the following commands:

su
sudo dnf install keepassx

That’s it! You can launch KeePassX from ‘Applications’.

 

Kiran Kumar
Hi there! I'm Kiran Kumar, founder of FOSSLinux.com. I'm an avid Linux lover and enjoy hands-on with new promising distros. Currently, I'm using Ubuntu as a daily driver and run several other distros such as Fedora, Solus, Manjaro, Debian, and some new ones on my test PC and virtual machines. I have a day job as an Engineer, and this website is one of my favorite past time activities especially during Winter ;). When I'm not writing for FOSSLinux, I'm seen biking and hiking on scenic trails. Hope you enjoy using this website as much as I do writing for it. Feedback from readers is something that inspires me to do more, and spread Linux love!. If you find a time, drop me an email or feedback from the 'Contact' page. Or simply leave a comment below if you found this article useful. Have a good day!

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